Our story starts in the 1920s—when the jazz was hot, the racial intolerance was hotter, and the prohibition was raging. It was during this tumultuous time that a drink called the "Old Man Bishop" was concocted in a local community named Long Island in Kingsport, Tennessee by a man named—wait for it—Old Man Bishop.
Legend has it that Bishop threw together a drink using rum, vodka, whiskey, gin, tequila, and maple syrup. Not unlikely during a time where booze was scarce and drinks needed to pack a punch. The "Old Man Bishop" was then refined and further doled out by his son, Ransom Bishop. True? Maybe. Awesome names? Hell yes!